The NJTPA Board of Trustees
approved 13 grants totaling $50.8 million for pedestrian safety and road improvement projects across the region.
The grants are part of the NJTPA’s Local Safety and High Risk Rural Roads programs, which fund cost-effective solutions that can make an immediate impact on their target areas. The funding will be used for traffic and pedestrian signal upgrades; high visibility crosswalks; pedestrian refuge islands; road diets, which reduce the number of travel lanes; high-friction surface treatments and more.
The NJTPA established the programs in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and New Jersey Department of Transportation to advance safety initiatives on county and local roads. The Local Safety and High Risk Rural Roads programs utilize federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds.
The Board approved 13 Local Safety Program projects and one High Risk Rural Roads project in Monmouth at its January 22 meeting. Additional information on each of the projects is available here.
LOCAL SAFETY PROGRAM PROJECTS
• Bloomfield Avenue and Park Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements, East Orange, Montclair, Newark, Orange, $9.7 million
• Safety improvements at 11 intersections, Belleville, Bloomfield, Irvington, Maplewood, Newark, $5.1 million
• Park Avenue, John F. Kennedy Blvd. East and John F. Kennedy Blvd. Safety Improvements, Guttenberg, Hoboken, Jersey City, North Bergen, Weehawken, West New York, $3.5 million
• West Side Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements, $3.8 million
• Sip Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements, $2.6 million
• Main Street Safety Improvements, Borough of Metuchen, $9.3 million
• Safety Improvements at the Intersection of Holmdel Road and Beers Street/Crape Myrtle Drive, Holmdel Township, $1.2 million
• Cedar Bridge Avenue Safety Improvements, Township of Lakewood, $1.6 million
• Allwood Road and Clinton Avenue Safety Improvements, City of Clifton, $2.7 million
• Market Street Safety Improvements, City of Paterson, $3.6 million
• Safety Improvements at the Intersection of Easton Avenue and Demott Lane, Franklin Township, $1.8 million
• Safety Improvements along 7th Street and at the Intersection of East Front Street and Leland Avenue, City of Plainfield, $2.9 million
HIGH RISK RURAL ROADS PROGRAM PROJECTS
• Stage Coach Road Safety Improvements, Upper Freehold Township, $3 million
[January 24, 2018]